Initial Mediation Training Courses
To become a mediator, you must attend a mediation training course.
The following organisations offer CMC Registered training courses which can lead to CMC Registered status (see here for all of the registration requirements). Please note the rules regarding online training during the coronavirus pandemic.
Academy of Experts
CMP Solutions – Workplace Course
Essential Mediation Solutions
London School of Mediation
M & D Associates
National Dispute Resolution
Phoenix Dispute Solutions
Pragmatism (UK) Ltd – Workplace Course
Radanks Ltd. UK
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Society of Mediators
University of Central Lancashire
Registration in Additional Categories
Mediators can register in either Civil/Commercial or Workplace categories, according to their training and experience.
It is possible for a mediator registered in one category to register in the other, if certain conditions are met:
– mediators registered in one category but already experienced in the second category should send in their CVs, if asking to transfer on the basis of work already done; or
– mediators registered in one area and newly trained in the other, can register if they have attended a suitable training course and completed three observations in the new area.
Such applications are sent to two members of the Registration and Standards Committee who will decide if the experience/training was sufficient for the additional registered status to be conferred.
Suitable conversion courses for Civil/Commercial mediators to become Workplace mediators must:
Consist of a minimum of 8 hours’ training in person* , and a minimum of 3 hours pre or post course work/reading/preparation
Set the context of workplace vs civil/commercial mediation e.g. power imbalance, how to deal with confidentiality
Include some role play exercises/feedback
Include training about settlement agreements
* As a result of coronavirus, a temporary change has been made to the criterion that the course should be delivered in person, allowing these courses to be delivered online until the end of March 2021.